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Painter’s Tape #2

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Here is another card using the painter’s tape technique. This is so easy to do! Just grab a couple pieces of painter’s tape ( one for each color of ink). Press first piece into ink pad and press gently, lift up and transfer to your cardstock. Then move to the next piece. For this card, I used Marina mist and crumb cake and did each color twice. I also used the Wetlands stamp set.


Painter’s Tape Technique!

painters tape

Today I decided to go through all of my stamp sets and pull the ones that will be retiring next week, and my shelves are now almost EMPTY! I can’t believe how many of my favorite sets are going out. At least I still have my old faithful Lovely as a Tree set! Shelli promised us a few years ago that this set would never retire and I hope she is right. This is one of my all time favorites. I am actually on my second set because I wore out the first one.

This is another card that I did in one of my technique classes a couple of months ago. It is super easy peasy….just take a few strips of painters tape (one for each color ink pad)….then lay it across your ink pad, press gently to pick up the color, then lift it off, lay it on your cardstock, and gently press to release the color. Then move to the next color and repeat. Stamp your image on top when you finish.


Reflection Technique

reflection tech

This is a great technique that I love to do.  It is so easy but makes a card look so awesome! All you need is a window sheet (like an overhead transparency). Stamp your image on your cardstock in a dark color . Then stamp the image again on the window sheet , flip it over and line it up with the original image on your cardstock and then gently rub the back of the window sheet so it transfers to your cardstock. Sponge over the center of the images where they overlap and voila, you are all set.


Vivid Vases meets Hardwood

vivid vases

I love this Vivid Vases stamp set. It is great to do with watercoloring. I used the Hardwood background in soft suede ink and then sponged some pool party ink on top . Then I stamped the vase image in stazon black and colored using the aquapainter with pool party, pear pizzazz and melon mambo ink.



Emerging Color Falling Leaves

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This is one of the cards from my monthly technique class. This one uses the Emerging Color technique.  First I sponged the whole piece of cardstock with a few different bright colors like cherry cobbler, pumpkin pie, old olive and crushed curry. Then I stamped the leaves on top of that in versamark and embossed with clear emboss powder. Last, take a dark color (I used chocolate chip) and sponge all over the whole card. Take a paper towel and wipe ink off leaves and voila, you have a gorgeous card! Try it out yourself and see how easy it is!


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So Long Happy Watercolor!

happy watercolor


This is one of my FAVORITE stamp sets from the Occasions mini catalog. I am so upset it didn’t make it into the new catalog. I love the watercolor wonder  designer paper that goes with the set too. I made this little notepad for one of my stamp club projects and everyone loved it.  Got the notepads from the Dollar Tree (5 in a pack for $1).


Sea Shells are Staying!

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By the Seashore will be in the new catalog!! I am so glad… I love this stamp set!  This is another card that I did in my faux tile technique class. I started with a 4×5 piece of white cardstock and then scored it every inch in both directions. Then I randomly stamped the shells all over in coastal cabana and crumb cake. Then I sponged some pool party ink on top. For the crumb cake piece, I spritzed it with water and crumbled it up to give it that vintage look. I added some ruffled ribbon and candy dot.


Let’s have some Coffee…

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This is one of my favorite sets! (I know, I have a lot of them)… I don’t even drink coffee, but this set (Perfect Blend) makes me want to. It is just so cute! For this card, I used the Soho Subway designer papers and cut them into strips and then made them into little banners. Then I stamped the coffee cup in soft suede and cut it out and used a piece of the soho subway for the band around it. I also added some natural ribbon and an antique brad. Hope you like it.

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